Edison Illuminating Company's Station A

Summary

This power plant is an edited, scaled down version of the station in Detroit where Henry Ford became Chief Engineer; it is also a setting for one of Edison's most startling electrical devices -- the only surviving "Jumbo" dynamo from Manhattan's Pearl Street Station. During his time working for the Edison Illuminating Company Henry Ford built his first car -- and had his first meeting with Thomas Edison.

This power plant is an edited, scaled down version of the station in Detroit where Henry Ford became Chief Engineer; it is also a setting for one of Edison's most startling electrical devices -- the only surviving "Jumbo" dynamo from Manhattan's Pearl Street Station. During his time working for the Edison Illuminating Company Henry Ford built his first car -- and had his first meeting with Thomas Edison.

Artifact

Power plant

Date Made

1944

Subject Date

1886

Creators

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Built in 1944 in Greenfield Village. Reduced-scale replica of the Detroit electric power plant built in 1886.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Railroad Junction District

Object ID

44.159.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brick (Clay product)
Mortar (Filler)
Glass (Material)

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